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Queen Quet of the #GullahGeechee presents at the University of Florida

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) journeys to Florida for the “Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour” and will present at the University of Florida’s Auditorium in Gainsville on September 25th at 7 pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Cum fa yeddi who webe @GullahGeechee!

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Florida Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

Nassau County and the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida both proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018.”  For the first time in history, the celebration was launched on Amelia Island at historic American Beach.  Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at American Beach was a huge success on an extremely sunny day which followed a stormy night with massive rains and flooding.  The only flooding on the launch day was the love being shared by the Gullah/Geechees from the Carolinas and Georgia that came to reunite with their rest of their people in Florida.

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Fernandina Beach & Nassau County Proclaim Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017

The Florida region of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is geared up to celebrate “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” once again!  Both the Town of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County, Florida have proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!”

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E Eye Pun We: Gullah/Geechee Tribute to Zora Neal Hurston’s Legacy

Sister Zora was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston and her family moved to Eatonville, Florida when she was a toddler. Eatonville is a rural community near Orlando, FL established in 1887. Zora Neale Hurston journeyed from there not only to Harlem to become a part of the era now called “The Harlem Renaissance,” but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.

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Jeff Floyd Speaks of the Origins of Southern Soul Blues Music on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviewed Gullah/Geechee southern soul artist, Jeff Floyd on “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” as part of the online celebration of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month.”

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Fernandina Beach, Florida Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

The Town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, FL proclaimed its first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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Nassau County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

For the first time in ourstory, a Florida county is participating in “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015-Gwine tru de Coast fa Keep de Culcha!

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015 will be celebrated throughout the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida portions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast July 25-August 2, 2015. Queen Quet states, “We gwine tru de coast fa keep de culcha!” The week will be a journey into the living traditions of native Gullah/Geechees as those that want to learn about this unique indigenous national linguistic and ethnic minority take Gullah/Geechee owned and operated tours to Gullah/Geechee businesses and historic sites .Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the events that are highlights of this nine days of activities which will honor the lives and legacies of the Emanuel 9.

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The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch: Gullah/Geechee Sacred Ancestor

On January 13, we take the time to honor one of the people that has been inducted into the “Gullah/Geechee Hall of Fame.”  The Beach Lady MaVynee Betsch received the “Gullah/Geechee Anointed Spirit Award” posthumously due to the fact that these awards starting being issued after she made her transition into the realm of sacred …

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The Movement for the American Beach Museum on the Sands of Amelia Island

by Glenda Simmons-Jenkins The team that put the American Beach Museum project in motion has watched it progress through starts and stops to a completed product. Eve Jones had a front-row seat in the process. But she wasn’t sitting down. The Nassau County native grew up in Callahan and lived most of her adult life …

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